If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em? A look into a new name – and, some hope, a new taste – for an invasive species.
Category: Fisheries Management
Federal Excise Taxes Help Turn Former Cranberry Bogs into Haven for Wildlife and Fish
Join (regular) Guest Author, Craig Springer, on a virtual hike through woodlands and lowland bog to see the miraculous transformation of your excise taxes at work!
Over the River: Giving Fish a Lift with the Sturgeon Elevator
Going up? A Sturgeon Elevator elevates migratory fish to upstream spawning opportunities.
I’m Just a Bill: The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act and You
If you hang out in fisheries or wildlife circles, you’ve likely seen or heard talk about something called the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. Perhaps you’ve wondered to yourself “That sounds good, but what’s it all about?” Here’s a quick guide to the basics of the Act – also referred to as “RAWA” – and what…
These Waters Aren’t Deep Enough for the Both of Us: A Brown and Cutthroat Trout Showdown
In the wild west, there’s a new outlaw in town…join guest blogger Madi Richardson on a journey to Yellowstone National Park.
Repeat Spawners: High Sierra Trout Stocking
Starting the year 2022, many of us a looking back on simpler and easier times. The last couple years have been hard on us all, and those of us here at the Fisheries Blog hope you have a better year moving forward. We wanted to take a look back at the first fisheries blog post,…
Pacific Lamprey: Salmon’s underappreciated neighbor
The west coast of the United States is home to numerous important fisheries, however, most of the time, the conversation is monopolized by a few popular species…what about one that is less well known?
The Importance of Indigenous Knowledge in Fisheries Management
Creating a confluence between Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science is critical to developing a sustainable path that addresses the many ecological and fisheries crises we face today. Learn here how this can be accomplished.
Do Fish Ladders Work?
How do we know that fishways are working? Fishways are being designed and modified to accommodate more and more fish species. However, a major holdup towards making additional progress has been a lack of consensus on how fishways should be evaluated for successful passage of fish.
How much do you know about some of the world’s most valuable fishes?
Back-crossing to the Future: Genetic Intervention for Gila Trout
Join guest blogger Ben Ikenson on a journey through the air and across charred landscapes to help save one of the rarest trout species…
Frog Eat Frog World
With Guest Blogger Ben Ikenson, explore how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and partners are managing the ‘menace of bullfrogs’ to protect habitats for threatened and endangered native fish and frogs…
Relaxing with the Fishes: Benefits of Home and Public Aquaria
With all of the chaos in our current world, sometimes it is nice to just stop and watch the fishes…
Machine learning for fishes
Developments in technology have been a game changer for wildlife and fisheries research, conservation, and management. Specifically, advances in the utility and accessibility of unmanned aerial systems (drones) have made great strides in data collection.
Inland fisheries are a key ingredient to reaching Sustainable Development Goals
Though they are not explicitly mentioned, inland fisheries make substantial contributions towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly No Poverty (SDG 1), Zero Hunger (SDG 2), Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) and Life on Land (SDG 15).